HOUSTON -

Gallery Furniture has helped 30 deserving Houston-area families with its "Remember When" Holiday Giveaway.

Throughout the month of December, Gallery Furniture has surprised local individuals and families with an entire house filled with furniture.

One of the families, the Bhatacayras, said they lost everything in a house fire recently. They received the new furniture on Thursday.

"I'm so glad that we got all this furniture. It made my day. We lost everything, but everything is coming and most importantly, my kids are with us," said one of the family members.

The donation was based upon a family's need described in letters submitted by family and friends.

Each of the winning families was selected from a panel of judges on Dec. 17.